Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam’s northern mountainous region on the evening of April 14, 2018, damaging houses and destroying crops. The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest.
In the northeastern province of Bac Kan, authorities said that over 1 000 houses had been damaged in an hour-long hailstorm. It bombarded three districts with hailstones of up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter, the size of a grape, according to local media.
No injuries are expected because the epicentre of the earthquake was located in a sparsely located area, the Iran Red Cross said.
However as many as 10 million people felt some level of shaking due to the quake, CSEM-EMSC said.
In Bahrain people were evacauated from high-rise buildings.
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens.
Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Qatar News Agency, quoting the Defence Ministry, said the ‘Joint Gulf Shield 1’ drill was conducted in the town of Ras Al Khair, north of Jubail city in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia from March 21 until April 16.
Officers from the Qatari Armed Forces, led by Brigadier General Khamis Mohamed Deblan, took part in the exercise, along with land, sea and air forces from 25 other countries.
It featured several stages, including a command centre drill and field training, and finished with the implementation of fire with live ammunition, followed by a military parade military parade.
The Qatari Armed Foces said in a statement that Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim was present for the closing ceremony on Monday, attended by Saudi King Salman and other heads of state.
Chicago area residents may wake up to snow on the ground Thursday, the latest reminder that winter weather’s grip is delaying so many spring rites of passage, from Major League Baseball games to bridge-lifting season on the Chicago River downtown – the parade of boats heading for slips offering the surest sign of warm weather ahead.
And if those early morning walks to the bus or train stop weren’t convincing enough, forecasters say this is the second-coldest start to April across Chicago in 130 years.
Several countries around the world have moved quickly towards cashless societies in the last five years, most notably China and Denmark.
As electronic payment apps, debit cards and credit cards replace paper currency, governments, bank and corporations delight in the level of control this allows them over the population.